Filming has begun for six-part crime drama The Investigation about the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, written and directed by Oscar nominee Tobias Lindholm (A War).
On 10th August 2017, journalist Kim Wall boarded the midget submarine of entrepreneur Peter Madsen in order to interview him. The submarine sank the next day and Madsen was rescued, claiming that Wall had disembarked safely before the accident.
However, over the next three months, Wall’s dismembered body parts began to appear around the area. Madsen was eventually charged with murder, and given a life sentence at a trial in Copenhagen on 25th April 2018.
The TV adaptation of this case aims to provide a unique insight into the investigation led by Jens Möller, Head of the Copenhagen Homicide Unit, and is being made in close collaboration with Kim Walls parents, Ingrid and Joachim.
The star studded cast includes Søren Malling (The Killing) in the lead role as Jens Møller, alongside Pilou Asbæk (Game Of Thrones) as Jakob Buch-Jepsen, with Ingrid and Joachim Wall to be played by Pernilla August (Star Wars) and Rolf Lassgård (A Man Called Ove).
Director Tobias Lindholm said: “It is with great humility that I have gone into creating The Investigation. There is a great deal of responsibility in choosing to tell stories about violent events from the real world. That is why I am extremely grateful for the support I have received – including from some of Denmark’s and Sweden’s most talented actors.”
The Investigation (Utredningen | Efterforskningen) is slated to premiere autumn 2020 on SVT in Sweden and TV2 in Denmark.